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BAE Systems

We refurbished BAE System’s Channel Way executive offices in Preston, Lancashire.
  • Customer
    BAE Systems Properties Limited
  • Procurement Route
    Framework – Design & Build
  • Completion Date
  • Quantity Surveyor
    BAE Systems Facilities Management
  • Value
  • Form Of Contract
    NEC 3 and construction short contract June 2005 with amendments Sept 11
  • Project Manager
    BAE Systems Facilities Management
  • Area
    29.063 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    5 weeks
Channel Way


BAE Systems is a global defence and security company with approximately 100,000 employees worldwide. The company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. ISG has an on-going framework with BAE Systems and this particular project required refurbishment works to their Channel Way executive offices in Preston, Lancashire.

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The Project

The project required the full refurbishment of the existing office kitchen, staff and visitor toilets plus works to the main office area which included lighting updates, carpet cleaning, changes to the floor boxes and the addition of vision panels to existing partitions. New floor tiles were added to define walkways in the existing office area. Mechanical & Engineering works were required for the new kitchen units and toilets.

The existing kitchen was fully refurbished and a new kitchenette installed in the main office. ISG removed a wall to reduce the size of an existing meeting room and create new office space for a café franchise. Two new secure offices were created within the existing office with new partitions, ceilings, carpet tiles, air-conditioning units and enhanced security access settings. The main reception area was reorganised and refurbished.

The Added Value

As this was ISG’s first project for BAE Systems at their Preston site, it was important to continue building on the strong relationships developed across projects at the Warton, Samlesbury and Brough sites. This was a fast-track programme with an extremely short lead-time. ISG was ready to start on site on issue of the contract award, in order to meet the tight deadline.

ISG reused existing partitioning materials and doors and ironmongery where possible, salvaged from the previous fit-out of the building.

As ISG was working in tenanted offices, it was important to liaise effectively with the building management team. This was required when making alterations to the fire alarm system for the new offices, to gain approval and isolate the relevant fire alarms/smoke heads when required. The team also liaised on the drainage alterations.